As the Fall 2019 runways come to an end at New York Fashion Week, it’s time to take a look at the top trends that emerged along the way. With an eclectic mix of runway collections, there was a little something for everyone this season. For those who bask in the art of being extra, there were glamorous feathers in every form—from colorful coats to sexy looks for a night out. And for those who prefer something a bit more subtle, there were fleece jackets and new takes on classic winter essentials. Consider the below your first sneak-peek at the trends that are sure to take over in Fall 2019.
Turtlenecks are getting a major update come fall—in Victorian form. Think ruffles, romantic lace, and floral prints that add a little extra flair to your fall top collection. Marc Jacobs and Brock Collection went big with the trend, opting for full ruffled collars adorning floral tea dresses. Tory Burch and Adam Lippes, meanwhile, opted for a more subdued take on the look with ladylike blouses that could effortlessly be worn with a pair of blue jeans.
From left: Tory Burch, Adam Lippes, Marc Jacobs, Brock Collection
At a time when more and more luxury brands are going fur-free, it seems fashion is turning to feathers. Colorful, glamorous, and over-the-top feathered pieces took the Fall 2019 runways by storm. There were colorful feather statement coats at Prabal Gurung and Cushnie, while Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs turned the piece into an evening essential. For those who want to be extra on a daily basis, Dion Lee sent a more subtle take on the trend down the runway on a delicate white turtleneck.
From top left: Michael Kors Collection, Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, Cushnie, Dion Lee, Marc Jacobs
Designers gave ’70s patchwork a modernized update for the 2019 woman. Kors and De La Renta turned to statement outerwear for the nostalgic look, while Eckhaus Latta reimagined colorful patch swatches in matching sweater sets.
From left: Michael Kors Collection, Oscar de la Renta, Eckhaus Latta
It’s all about the waist come fall. The return of waist belts took various forms on the runways—from belted suits and coats to contrasting belts worn over several layers at Prabal Gurung. Polished? Yes, but the idea is more about breaking up a cold weather look in a way that accentuates the waist.
From left: Tibi, Gabriela Hearst, Prabal Gurung, Adeam, Jonathan Simkhai
There were plenty of outerwear options to choose from, but the most attainable of them all? An updated take on the fleece jacket. Veronica Beard took the look into leopard print territory, while Phillip Lim offered up a short-sleeve iteration. Coach did the trend in fall’s rich color palette of eggplant and navy.
From left: Coach 1941, Veronica Beard, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Jewel-tone colors reigned supreme, but one in particular stood out amongst the pack: purple. From shades of lavender to deep eggplant hues, the color purple was a source of inspiration for a long list of designers. Done in sweater, suit, and dress form, the hue makes for a fresh contender to spice up your mostly black fall wardrobe.
From top left: Cushnie, Sies Marjan, Tom Ford; Sally LaPointe, Christian Siriano, Kate Spade New York
It’s time to upgrade your go-to leather jacket for a full-on leather ensemble. Think of it as the modern-day Matrix, head-to-toe leather won big on the New York runways. Zimmermann delivered an oxblood leather dress—complete with a matching beret—for a sexy spy look. Phillip Lim and Cushnie stuck to all-black ensembles that were cinched at the waist. But Sies Marjan really took the fabric to new territory with colorful leather suits done in rich blues and purples.
From left: Zimmernann, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Cushnie, Sies Marjan